Deputy Sheriff Juan Ruiz

Deputy Sheriff Juan Ruiz

Sierra County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, October 4, 1942

Juan Ruiz

Deputy Sheriff Juan Ruiz succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous night while assisting another deputy outside of a dance hall in Derry.

The other deputy was attempting to intervene in a brawl when he was attacked. His gun and badge were taken him from him. As Deputy Ruiz came to his assistance he was also attacked and then fatally shot.

Three subjects were arrested and charged in connection with Deputy Ruiz's murder.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 3, 1942
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Your son Juan Torres Ruiz
7/7/1925 RIP 12/7/1985
Your grandson Juan Enrique Ruiz
6/7/1953_ present
Your great grandson John Clifford Ruiz 11/1/1983-present.
Great-great grandson Jett Jamison Ruiz 10/5/2017-present

John H. Ruiz, Retired Railroad engineer

November 18, 2018

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